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Linyanti Bush Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Abundant dry-season game viewing
- Tranquil waterside location
- Wide range of activities

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Overview

Linyanti Bush Camp is a small, traditional tented camp situated on the banks of the Linyanti Marshes within the Chobe Enclave, a private concession bordering the vast Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. Easily accessible by air via the nearby Saile airstrip, the camp’s location within the private reserve ensures much lower vehicle congestion than in the main national park.

The Linyanti Marshes are the main water source for this region, attracting an impressive diversity of wildlife, particularly during the May/Oct dry season. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are frequently spotted, along with lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile, wild dog, sable and roan. The area boasts spectacular birdlife all year round.

Shaded by trees, the camp’s wood and canvas main building is comfortably and traditionally furnished. Guest areas comprise lounge, bar, and dining area, all with sweeping views of the wetlands. A pleasant campfire area overlooks the water, and there is a modest swimming pool. Meals are served communally, either indoors or by the fire, and special diets can be accommodated. Electrical charging points are available in the main area.

Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, game viewing from hides, and bird watching. Fishing (catch and release), boating excursions, and mokoro canoe safaris are available, water levels permitting. Between April and November, guests can take to the skies in an exhilarating half hour helicopter excursion.

Guest accommodation comprises six well-appointed, Meru-style canvas tents. Each unit contains either one double or two single beds fitted with mosquito nets, plus bedside tables and lamps, a comfortable sofa, clothes storage and luggage rack, and a writing desk with chair. All tents have an ensuite bathroom with fixed shower, hand basin with hot and cold running water, and flush toilet. Outside is a private veranda and seating with tranquil views.

Children aged seven and over are warmly welcome and an additional bed may be requested to accommodate up to three family members (including at least one adult) per tent. Note that families with children under 12 years of age must book a private vehicle for game drives at additional cost. However, families numbering five or more are automatically allocated a private vehicle, free of charge. Although there is a minimum age restriction of 16 years for guided walks, nature walks around camp provide a good alternative. The camp is unfenced and wild animals, including elephants, do wander through, so parental supervision is essential at all times.

With its peaceful waterside location, relaxed atmosphere and variety of activities, Linyanti Bush Camp is a great option for those seeking a reasonably priced and authentic safari experience.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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